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HOW TO RETIRE EARLY AND LIVE WELL WITH LESS THAN A MILLION DOLLARS tells readers if they have enough to retire, and once they retire, how, step-by-step, they should invest to be certain their money will last the rest of their life. The author did not want anyone just starting retirement today to go through the confusion and learning process he went through. Therefore, he set out exactly what they need to do to live the rest of their lives on their investments. The author's message is encouraging. You can retire early in style with less than a million dollars and over the years, you will watch your nest egg grow larger and larger. Just follow the instructions in the book. You won't out live your money; you won't be forced back into a job you hate; taxes will not hurt you; you will survive market crashes; you do not have to pray that your rich relatives die soon. Enjoy your early retirement and if you want to worry, worry about where you are going on your next trip not about money. The money will grow and support you better and better over time.
This book is intend for any reader who wants to retire early and wants to know what it takes as well as all current retirees, savers within five years of retirement, anyone who has put together a decent size nest egg, anyone living partially off investments and partially off social security, pension payments, part-time work, consulting, or other forms of income, and the professionals who are advising these people but have no personal experience with living off investments. There are many professionals today who tell people they need two million dollars or more to retire early. This book refutes that myth. The book will also be of interest to people who are just now thinking about retirement and wondering what it takes to get there and what it is like when they are there. However, this is not a book for people looking for hot stocks, internet IPOs, day trades, shorts, options, derivatives, leveraged strategies, investments named after animals. This book is about long-term investing. Long-term here means 30 years not 30 days or 30 minutes.
From time to time I like to pick up old books on personal finance and investing that were written back in the past and I picked up this little gem today at goodwill for a buck. Read morePublished 10 months ago by CJ Denver
Written before the 2000 and 2008 stock market crashes. There is some good, basic retirement planning information, but maybe a bit too optimistic given today's financial market... Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by E. Hanks
I find this book both entertaining and useful. The book made it easy for me to understand the complex financial world. Read morePublished on May 18, 2009 by Ning
I read some of the other reviews but to me this is a 5 star read.
Covers in simple and understandable terms the common mistakes that most retirees make. Read more
This book was written in 1999 and published in 2000. My hat is off to the author for retiring at age 29 back in 1981 and living off his investments. Read morePublished on July 22, 2007 by Artephius (.
This book is clearly intended for East-Coasters or, more specifically, people who have lived their adult lives in New York City. Read morePublished on June 20, 2007 by G. Van Houten
I read this book after being early-retired [booted[ several years before I planned to retire. The growth and return assumptions are very dated in a time where 5% ROI is considered... Read morePublished on January 22, 2007 by Kim
I decided to give this book 5 stars because I decided it was worthwhile enough to buy, even after I'd already read a library copy. I usually don't re-read books. Read morePublished on November 21, 2006 by Diane